Camille Blatrix: Heroe

Most objects dont make it. With time and neglect, most objects become used up and worn down. It happens to cars and to desks and to books and to clothes. It happens to nails and to bolts. It happens to buildings and to bridges. It happens to lungs and to teeth and to bones and to hearts. They fall short. They disappear.

One could (and some do) develop a type of attachment to objects. A certain sentimentality. A touch of pity, perhaps, but also a sense of tenderness, compassion, and even romance. Holding onto something destined to be lost is somewhat heart breaking.

Camille Blatrixs objects are bittersweetthey are impeccably fabricated but fraught with emotional entanglement. The surfaces are scrutinized, the edges are caressed, each detail is perfected, and yet the metaphors remain abstract and the origin stories never clear. They seem to be the work of a lover, a dreamer, a carpenter, and an engineer all rolled into one.

Camille Blatrix (b. 1984, Paris, France) lives and works in Paris.

Curated by Anthony Huberman
Opening reception: Thursday September 8, 6:30-8:30 pm.

More information available on the Wattis Insitute's website.
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts California College of Arts 1111 Eighth Street San Francisco, CA 94107-2247

Camille Blatrix at the Wattis Institute

When
September 8, 2016 - November 19, 2016
Where
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
California College of Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA
94107-2247
Camille Blatrix: Heroe

Most objects dont make it. With time and neglect, most objects become used up and worn down. It happens to cars and to desks and to books and to clothes. It happens to nails and to bolts. It happens to buildings and to bridges. It happens to lungs and to teeth and to bones and to hearts. They fall short. They disappear.

One could (and some do) develop a type of attachment to objects. A certain sentimentality. A touch of pity, perhaps, but also a sense of tenderness, compassion, and even romance. Holding onto something destined to be lost is somewhat heart breaking.

Camille Blatrixs objects are bittersweetthey are impeccably fabricated but fraught with emotional entanglement. The surfaces are scrutinized, the edges are caressed, each detail is perfected, and yet the metaphors remain abstract and the origin stories never clear. They seem to be the work of a lover, a dreamer, a carpenter, and an engineer all rolled into one.

Camille Blatrix (b. 1984, Paris, France) lives and works in Paris.

Curated by Anthony Huberman
Opening reception: Thursday September 8, 6:30-8:30 pm.

More information available on the Wattis Insitute's website.
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